(Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1809)
English : Amazonian umbrellabird
French : Coracine ornée
Class : Aves
Order : Passeriformes
Family : Cotingidae
Notes : No subspecies known
Adults can reach 51 cm in length for a weight of 500 g, male being significantly larger. Plumage is entirely black and eyes are clear. Both sexes show casque-shaped curving crest and an elongated wattle on neck, longer for males.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in South America, from central Colombia and south Venezuela to Peru, north Bolivia and Central Brazil. Lives in humid forests and seasonally flooded forests near rivers, to 1300 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species has been declining in most of its range because of hunting and overtrapping. Habitat loss is a problem in the eastern part of its range.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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